Meet leading international companies looking for Canadian innovation and expertise with the EDC Business Connections Program. Our events offer valuable international business insights and expertise. We'll help you open doors to opportunities in global markets—faster!  

 

 

Access our high-potential global network

Connect with targeted global companies and key decision-makers interested in your expertise and innovations. 

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Connect with global companies

Our industry experts work with a select group of international companies. We get to know their business needs, so we can identify the right opportunities for your company.

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Enter the right markets with confidence

Our industry knowledge and international networks can give you the confidence to know you’re being connected with global companies interested in working with Canadian expertise.

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Accelerate your growth

Shave time off your sales cycle. We'll introduce you to global companies and key decision-makers interested in working with businesses in your industry.

 

 

Upcoming virtual events  

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Upcoming virtual events

   

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March 2, 2021 and March 15, 2021

Executive insights: Sustainable transformations in mining

This virtual event series will outline the sustainable transformation initiatives of Tier 1 mining producers in Chile, and reveal what key decision-makers at these companies are looking for from Canadian suppliers in the short- and long-term.

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August 12, 2021 - September 30, 2021

EDC Trends in Trade

Listen to the audio series to learn about international trade opportunities and sectors of the future in overseas markets. 

 

 

No upcoming virtual events at this moment. Check back with us soon for new releases.

 

 

Apply to the EDC Business Connections Program

Our goal is to connect Canadian companies like yours to international business opportunities.

How it works

Prepare for takeoff. Here's a step-by-step look at how the program works.
 
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1. Create your MyEDC account

Set up a MyEDC account with your company profile and details about your product and service to help us understand your business expertise.

2. Submit your company profile  

Send us your company profile with one click. Our team will review it and follow up with you about your application. 

3. We assess and find opportunities 

We'll assess your products and/or services. Our goal is to identify opportunities that fit your company's offerings and expertise.

4. We contact you when we find a good fit  

Once we find an opportunity, we'll work with you and the international company to facilitate an introduction. If the fit isn't right, we'll watch for other opportunities.  

5. Get ready to connect  

Put your best foot forward and check out our blog on perfecting your sales pitch so you're ready when we make that first introduction.

  

 

Discover the valuable connections these Canadian businesses have made with the EDC Business Connections Program.

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From the kitchen to the world stage: How Green Beaver’s beauty products have garnered international success

Success Story    This natural beauty product company turned to EDC to mitigate its risks and access more money when international opportunities arose.                

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How the EDC Business Connection Program sparked a contract with BMW for Solace Power

Success Story    Here’s how a wireless power solutions company landed a contract with BMW, after being introduced to the automotive giant by EDC.

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Green Power Labs Inc. 

Success Story    This company is now in talks with three multinationals it met through EDC for contracts worth millions.